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RMF Connection

The 2018 Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection will be held August 13 to 24, 2018.

The "Developing Shared Expectations" handout was a critical piece to starting a conversation with my advisor and supervisor. It really set me apart from other students, and also made me look professional and prepared. I feel like they both take me very seriously and are interested in working with me even more because I started an important conversation.

RMF Connection Participant

I made a lot of friends! We still hang out, and we even got together after the first day of class just to check in with each other. I appreciated RMF bringing us together because otherwise I would not have found them.

RMF Connection Participant

About the Program

The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection is a program designed for newly admitted doctoral students who are recipients of a Rackham Merit Fellowship. This includes Rackham Engineering Awards (REA), Rackham Science Awards (RSA), and Rackham Merit Fellowship students in education and psychology.

This two-week program, scheduled August 13 to 24, is designed to:

  • Introduce students to resources in Rackham and across the university.
  • Provide professional, academic, and personal development experiences to assist with the first-year transition.
  • Cultivate community among the RMF cohort.
Tentative Schedule
Date Time Event
Monday, August 13 9:00am to 6:00pm Welcome and Orientation
Tuesday, August 14, to Friday, August 17 10:00am to 1:00pm Professional Development Workshops and Lunch
Saturday, August 18 9:00am to 3:00 pm Day Trip to Detroit (optional)
Monday, August 20, to Thursday, August 23 10:00am to 1:00pm Professional Development Workshops and Lunch
Friday, August 24 9:00am to 5:00pm Intellectual Autobiography Presentations

Participation in this program is optional, but it is highly encouraged. All students that complete the application by June 1, 2018, will be guaranteed a space.

Please note: Fellows are expected to attend the entire two-week program and will be responsible for their own housing and transportation costs.

Register for the 2018 RMF Connection

Last updated: August 2, 2018 - 4:18pm